Our upcoming events

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

Monday 6 September, 19:00-21:00

Rosh Hashanah Service

Tuesday 7 September, 10:00-13:30

Kol Nidre, Erev Yom Kippur

Wednesday 15 September, 19:30-21:30

Yom Kippur

Thursday 16 September, 10:00-20:00

Erev Shabbat Kiddush and dinner with Rabbi Tirzah Ben-David

Friday 13 August 2021, 19:00

A hot meal will be served. We hope to see many families with children.

Please sign up at shir@shirhatzafon.dk, by Monday August 9 at the latest, and pay into our account using MobilePay or Netbank. Price 75 kr. for members and 95 kr. for non-members. Children under 13 are free.

Shabbat morning service with Rabbi Tirzah Ben-David.

Saturday 14 August 2021, 11:00

The service is live and in person and will also be broadcast on Zoom.

13:00 Luncheon celebration honoring Rabbi Tirzah Ben-David

The service will be followed by Kiddush and a lunch buffet which will be part of the celebration honoring Tirzah as our Rabbi Emeritus, recognizing her many wonderful years of dedication to Shir Hatzafon. This is Tirzah’s retirement party which we have been waiting for because the pandemic has prevented her from coming to Denmark until now. There is no charge for attending the celebration, however, signing up at shir@shirhatzafon.dk, by Monday August 9 at the latest, is necessary so we know how much food to provide.

Children’s Shabbat!

Saturday 14 August, 11:00-13:00

Children’s shabbat this saturday – finally we can meet in real life! 
We will do preparations for Rosh Hashanah, make apple press cards and practice the traditions of the beginning of the year. 

Adult Study with Rabbi Tirzah Ben-David.

Sunday 15 August 2021, 10:30-12:30

Participation is free and all are welcome.
Texts will be provided, and we encourage you to bring a bible.

Turning Back and Looking Forward: Adult Learning in Preparation for the Days of Awe

Thursdays, August 19 and August 26 19.30-21.00

On Zoom

Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the ten days of teshuvah (spiritual return) inspire  awe, especially when the intensity of them doesn’t shock us; when we have the chance to prepare. Fortunately, our tradition offers this opportunity:  the month of Elul, which comes just before Rosh Hashanah. 
Elul is a time to reflect on the year that is ending and to set intentions and hopes for the year to come. We are called to “wake up” and pay attention to the changes within us and in the world. With resources as diverse as traditional Jewish texts, modern poetry and music, shofar sounding, mindfulness meditation, and hevruta (small group) study, we will inspire one another to approach the upcoming holidays with intentionality, curiosity, and hope.
No previous knowledge or experience necessary. All are welcome. Sessions will be in English with small group work also possible in Danish.

World Pride Parade

Saturday 21 August 2021 at 15:00
Meeting place TBA

Shir Hatzafon participants and supporters are invited to meet up at a place to be determined. All are welcome.

Shir Hatzafon Annual BBQ

Sunday 22 August 2021, 13:00-16:00

Where: a private location on Statholdervej in Copenhagen NV. You will receive the exact address when you sign up and pay. To sign up contact Lars Jozefowicz at lars.jozefowicz@shirhatzafon.dk
We supply with sausage, salmon and dessert. You bring salad and whatever you want to drink.
Shir Hatzafon is going green. Therefor you also need to bring your own plates, cutlery, and cups.
Let us know if you want meat, fish or vegan.
Price: 95 kr for members and 120 for guests. Participants under the age of 13 are free of charge.

Selichot: Opening the Gates of Teshuvah

Saturday 28 August, 20:00-21:30
In real life location to be announced AND also online

On the Saturday evening before Rosh Hashannah*, many synagogues hold a Selichot programme — an evening of learning, piyyutim (poems) and prayers, meditation, conversation, and some of the musical liturgy of the Days of Awe. Selichot literally means forgiveness, and this is the first opportunity to gather together and immerse ourselves in the theme of the season: teshuvah.

That Hebrew word means much more than repentance. It means returning to what is right and true. As individuals, we return to our truest and best selves. As a community, we return to our deepest and most respectful connections. This year, we also literally return—from a community that met only online to one that meets both in person and online.

We are not simply returning to our usual ways. We are recreating new ways of being together; ways that combine the delight of meeting safely face to face  with the joy of including people from all over, whether they can get to our in-person sanctuary or not.

Please join us either in person or online for a Shir Hatzafon Selichot, our opening programme of the 2021/5782 High Holy Day season. More details to follow.

 Contact rabbi Rebecca Lillian (rebecca@shirhatzafon.dk) with questions, or if you would like to read something in Danish, Hebrew, or English.

 *When Rosh Hashannah begins on Monday or Tuesday, as it does this year, Selichot is held the week before.